June 28, 2017 Subject:
Wow, the rest of the show might be 1995 doo-doo, but geez, this STAGGER LEE is just amazing. Jerry is just emoting his heart out, and enunciating and they really bring out the ending of the song. check it out, you won't regret it!
April 13, 2015 Subject:
Worst of three Charlotte shows
I attended all three shows, as well as the previous two at the Spectrum. This show was by far inferior to the other two at Charlotte. The energy is low, Jerry chops the lyrics on numerous songs. Particularly Bird Song, which is just awful. Sloppy start, Jerry incoherent at times. Awful. Hard to listen to. The first two shows, by contrast, had much higher energ, and many more highlights. In retrospect, it is clear during at least this show Jerry was in really bad shape. His voice is raspy and weak. Sound quality of this recording is good, and that's really the only reason I'm giving it three stars.
August 22, 2014 Subject:
First and only
This was my first and only Grateful Dead show. I was 16 at the time, and travelled to Charlotte with a high school friend of mine. Man, parents let their kids do anything back then it seems like. I remember running into several kids from my high school there. Such a great memory. I agree not the best sounding show, but I wouldn't say the worst. I give at least four stars.
April 11, 2013 Subject:
This wasn't just the worst GD show I ever saw....
It was the worst concert I ever saw.
My word that High Time is just dreadful.
March 14, 2013 Subject:
Why all the negativity?
Listening to this for the first time. Other than If the Shoe Fits, a good 1st set song selection, and mostly well played. I'm only up to Here Comes Sunshine, but really think the folks calling this the worst concert ever, or musing on how awful Jerry sounds, should take a listen to the Giants Stadium shows, or pretty much any of the other outdoor shows. Is this the searing Jerry of the 80's that could mail it on the nights he was smacked and still sound great? No. But the pace is quick, his leads are clean if "dumbed down" a bit [slower and less "intense"], and his vocals are standard 90's itchy and scratchy. I'm going to suffer through Samba just to see how Jerry sounds [wish I could mute Vince!!], but unless he pulls a disappearing act post Here Comes Sunshine, this may be one of the better '95 shows I've listened to. And definitely better than the ones I attended [Highgate, both Giants, both RFK].
No rating b/c I wasn't there. But based strictly on the S/B upload, this isn't a 1 or 2 star show so far.... more a 3 & 1/2 for the Stagger Lee, High Time, Black Throated Wind, and one of the more cohesive post 1990 Bird Songs..... Peace, Love, and Understanding to all!!
December 8, 2010 Subject:
My first show!
I was around 17 at the time. Had a crazy day earlier. Got seperated from my family. Got up with all my oldschool tour kats on the lot. Got up with my family, went in, had a blast! For the most part, Jerry was keeping good time. Few slip-ups, nothing really bad. Whole show sounded awsome inside, the croud really sang more than most copies give you. Packed house, even security and cops were high on something! Great first show! The three I had the chance to see, were great because, I heard most of my favorites. Thanks for a really good time! This copy is very clean, concidering that most from that time period were audience and alot on tapes were pretty rough. You just don't see many soundboards from spring '95. Great job, and lets see some more!
June 11, 2010 Subject:
This was the last High Time.
March 6, 2010 Subject:
great opener couldnt get past high time to depressing.
October 7, 2008 Subject: